Tim Carbone Talks Railroad Earth, Warren Haynes And His Newest Project

first_imgTim Carbone is a busy, busy man. In addition to his regular gig playing the fiddle in Railroad Earth, he’s also got a burgeoning producing career and a vital role in the new label Lohi Records. While Railroad Earth was headlining the Saturday festivities at the WinterWonderGrass Festival, our own Rex Thomson had a chance to talk to Mr. Carbone. They discuss his work with RRE, including the recently-recorded Ashes & Dust album with Warren Haynes, his new role as a producer, skiing and more!Watch the interview below:last_img read more

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Bug Camp

first_imgTift County, Georgia, elementary school students who are buzzing with excitement to attend the University of Georgia Bug Camp are encouraged to apply. Registration for the camp ends this Friday, May 5. The camp, hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Department of Entomology, will start Tuesday, May 30, and end on Friday, June 2. It will be held in the Nationally Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL) Building on the UGA Tifton campus. Camp begins at 8:30 a.m. daily and ends at 3:30 p.m.Activities are geared toward elementary school students, but children ranging in age from kindergarten through middle school may attend.“It is designed to be very interactive,” said Breanna Coursey, camp contact in Tifton. “It does not involve sitting in the classroom all day. They’ll take some trips and go out to explore.”Children will take part in a series of activities and labs taught by CAES entomologists and students. Lessons will cover the good and bad effects of insects on the community, the spread of diseases by insects and ways in which insects pollinate crops. Campers will also collect insects.“We want students to have the opportunity to have fun and enjoy their summer,” Coursey said.There have been several bug camps on the UGA Athens campus, but this is UGA-Tifton’s first. Marianne Shockley, UGA Cooperative Extension entomologist, designed the camp and is excited about the impact it could have in Tifton.“These camps are exciting because they introduce students to a lot of insects they may not have known about before. Children need to know that not all bugs are bad, but they also need to be made aware of the dangers of some insects that we may take for granted,” Shockley said. Registration for the camp is available at blog.caes.uga.edu/bugcamp/registration. Registration must be completed online. The cost to attend the camp is $130 and can be paid online or by mail. Checks should be made payable to “UGA” and mailed to University of Georgia, Department of Entomology, 120 Cedar Street, Biological Sciences Rm. 413, Athens, GA 30602.Discounts are available for families with multiple children attending Bug Camp and for UGA employees’ children.last_img read more

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Sanofi, Glaxo join forces to develop coronavirus vaccine

first_imgTwo of the world’s biggest vaccine makers are joining forces to tackle the coronavirus as the number of confirmed infections approaches 2 million worldwide.Sanofi will combine its experimental coronavirus vaccine with GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s adjuvant technology, which may allow more doses of a shot to be produced, the companies said Tuesday. The drugmakers said they plan to start human trials in the second half of this year, with the goal of having a vaccine available by the second half of 2021 if the studies are successful.The collaboration brings together a pair of pharmaceutical giants with manufacturing might in the race to deliver a Covid-19 vaccine. Dozens of companies from Moderna Inc. to Johnson & Johnson, along with universities, are pursuing a shot to halt the rapidly spreading pathogen. Even if developers can meet a target of having a vaccine available in 12 to 18 months, there are concerns about whether they will be able to make enough doses. J&J said last month that it would begin a $1 billion-plus effort with the US government to develop and produce a vaccine. The company said it plans to begin building manufacturing capacity for a billion doses and could have some ready for emergency use as soon as January.Sanofi jumped into the fray in February, betting that earlier work in pursuit of a SARS vaccine could accelerate its effort. The Paris-based company joined with the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, a government agency that funds R&D efforts for health threats.In a collaboration with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, London-based Glaxo agreed the same month to share its know-how with other vaccine developers, starting with the University of Queensland in Australia.Adjuvants are added to some vaccines to enhance the immune response and create stronger protection. They may reduce the amount of vaccine protein required per dose, raising the likelihood of having a shot that can be produced in large quantities, Sanofi and Glaxo said.They also pledged in the statement to make any vaccine that is developed affordable and accessible worldwide.Topics :last_img read more

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Josh Maja: Warming up for Eagles First Berth

first_imgWith visa serving as a hindrance to some Super Eagles players ahead of next month’s Nigeria versus Ukraine international friendly game billed for September 10 at the Dnipro Arena, Ukraine, Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr has drafted England-born Bordeaux striker, Josh Maja to the foldAccording to a report from the official website of the French Ligue 1 side, Bordeaux, striker Josh Maja received a late call-up to join the Nigeria squad ahead of an international friendly against Ukraine, on September 10 at the Dnipro Arena, Ukraine.Born in London to Nigerian parents, the 20-year-old is eligible to represent the national teams of England and Nigeria. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles center_img Maja was invited to train with the Super Eagles in London two years ago before a proposed friendly against Burkina Faso which was later cancelled but club commitments prevented him from joining the squad.Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr hinted last week that the Bordeaux starlet might be handed a call-up for the international friendly at the Dnipro Arena.Maja has impressed in the current season, scoring against Montpellier on matchday two which earned him a spot in the U-21 Team of the Week for Europe’s top five leagues.Prior to his move to Bordeaux in the January transfer window, the former Sunderland striker represented the youth teams of Crystal Palace and Fulham.Rohr says he is keen on having England-born striker Maja play for the Super Eagles next month. Maja scored 16 goals in 30 appearances for Sunderland last season before switching to French club Bordeaux in January.Uncapped by England at any level, Maja has scored twice in 10 appearances in Ligue 1 for Bordeaux.“I ate with Samuel Kalu and Josh Maja, who is the second Nigerian in Bordeaux and is eligible for Nigeria. I already started talking with him about the national team,” Rohr told Le Point G in France.“He can easily play in the friendly matches for Nigeria, but he can only do it because he has not played for the U-20’s.”Rohr was referring to the fact that Nigeria will not have to apply to FIFA for a change of allegiance for Maja, as the youngster has not played for another nation at youth level.The 20-year-old’s performances in France have caught the eye of Rohr, who played at Bordeaux then coached them when they lost to Bayern Munich in the 1996 UEFA Cup final.Rohr has already named a 23-man squad for the friendly against Ukraine, but the German is hoping to persuade Maja to play in the game which serves as a build-up to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches which starts in November.“We have a game in Ukraine, and I’ve been informed that it might be too late to get visas for players who do not have a European passport,” Rohr said.“But he (Maja) does not have this issue because he is English, so he could eventually join us. It is very possible that I pick him to go to Ukraine. For Maja, it would be easier to have him. I have a lot of attackers, but it’s not impossible that I select him.”Nigeria has also snapped up London-born Joe Aribo, who plays for Scottish giants Rangers, with the midfielder set to make his debut against Ukraine in Dnipro.His teammate and Liverpool’s loanee Sheyi Ojo also told the BBC that he would love to represent Nigeria if they approach him.The encounter will serve as a build-up for Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin while Ukraine will face Lithuania in EURO 2020 qualifier.The former Sunderland forward says he left Sunderland because they could not agree on terms on a new deal despite scoring 16 goals for the Black Cats during the first half of the season but was sold to Bordeaux during the January transfer window.Sunderland offered Maja a contract worth seven times his current salary but he opted to reject the deal. With the 20-year-old’s contract set to expire at the end of the season, the Black Cats opted to cash in to eliminate the risk of losing their star striker on a free transfer.Eyebrows were raised when Maja joined the Ligue 1 side – particularly given there was a lot of British interest in his services.“My agent told me that they had shown interest since last year, so it went back further. I made a lot of progress at the beginning of the season, and I think that’s when they decided to take action,” Maja told France Football.“I had some options in England, Germany, Italy too.“I felt it was the best opportunity for me to have time in the first team and to progress. It was really a higher step up to me compared to League One.“We just could not agree on a new deal at Sunderland. It’s that simple. Bordeaux arrived and I wanted to play at a higher level. So I decided to leave.“I have always wanted to play abroad to discover a new language, a culture, a way of life.“I agree it is brave. There are not many young players, especially English, who will play abroad so it was a rather different choice from what we usually see. Now I have to stay focused and do my best to show myself fully.”Maja is into his third month in the North West of France and he says he is beginning to settle in to his new surroundings.“I am pretty well integrated in fact. It was a bit difficult to get used to the new language and lifestyle, but the people at the club did everything to make things easier for me.“My level of French is improving! I take classes every week, I hope I can speak fluently soon.”He continued: “Ligue 1 is different. The technical level is higher here, we must pay more attention to details. I’m in no hurry, just as I’m not worried. I am still in the process of adaptation. I work every day, I am constantly trying to progress. When my chance comes, I will know how to seize it.”Nonetheless, despite being under contract at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux until 2023, Maja still harbours ambitions of playing in the Premier League.“It’s obvious. It’s one of the best leagues in the world, with the best teams. I hope that one day I will be able to play but for now, I am in Bordeaux, I want to succeed here, and we will see later.”last_img read more

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RAPHOE’S McELHINNEY BROTHERS CERTAINLY HAVE ‘STARS IN THEIR EYES’

first_imgThe McElhinney brothers Patrick and Michael pictured with their mother Eileen after they had been declared winners of the competition.They were both talented Special Olympian sportsmen in their day, but McElhinney brothers Michael and Patrick also showed their fantastic musical talents on Saturday night when they got Friel’s of Raphoe rocking to win the Stars in Their Eyes contest hosted by Raphoe Town Football Club.Michael and Patrick wowed the huge crowd with fabulous renditions of Smokie’s ‘Needles and Pins’ and then had the place going wild with delight with a wonderful rendition of ‘Galway Girl.’Craig Kelly and Michael Curan were superb as The Blues BrothersThe performance from the brothers was just one of many highlights on a fabulous night of entertainment that saw many of Raphoe’s well-known players take on new personalities for the evening. Manager Stephen Conaghan and midfielder Oliver Quinn got the night’s feast of entertainment under way when they appeared to perform a superb version of Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy.”Michael Ayton and Peter McGlynn stayed in heart-throb mode with their rendition of Westlife’s ‘What About Now,’ while there was a huge buzz of laughter and applause when club captain Paddy Gallagher appeared as Sandy from Grease alongside Stephen Laird to perform ‘Summer lovin’ the classic from the movie.Stephen Laird as Danny and Paddy Gallagher as Sandy performing Summer Lovin’ from Grease at the Stars in Their Eyes in Raphoe on Saturday night.Sean Friel and Glen Gallagher were superb as Jedward while Mark and Seamus Bogle as The Proclaimers, Michael Quinn and Stephen Laird as The Monkees and Craig Kelly and Michael Curran as ‘The Blues Brothers’ all had the huge crowd screaming with joy on the night.And there was even time for one more special act after the magnificent McElhinney Brothers and it was one that sent the atmosphere in Friel’s sky high with squealing euphoria. Christy Bogle led the line up this time as the policeman from Village People, followed closely by Paddy Gallagher, Lee Smyth, Mark Bogle, paul Carberry and Stephen Conaghan.Michael Quinn and Stephen Craig who were brilliant performing a number from The Monkees. The other acts from the night even joined in for the dancing as the lads gave a belting performance of YMCA to their adoring crowd.Money raised from the brilliant night of entertainment will go towards the club’s new clubhouse development and with the acts still the talk of the town there’s even talk of this becoming an annual event now! Manager Stephen Conaghan and Oliver Quinn got the night under way with a fabulous rendition of “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred. Sean Friel and Glen Gallagher had the place rocking when they appeared as Jedward. The huge crowd in Friel’s could barely contain their excitement when these lads from the Raphoe Town FC team appeared as The Village People for the last act of the night. RAPHOE’S McELHINNEY BROTHERS CERTAINLY HAVE ‘STARS IN THEIR EYES’ was last modified: October 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Raphoe TownStars In Their Eyeslast_img read more

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